Historical Events in 1929

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  • Jan 1st 15th Rose Bowl: Georgia Tech beats California, 8-7 (Roy Riegels runs 60 yds the wrong way with fumble recovery)
  • Jan 2nd US & Canada agree to preserve Niagara Falls
  • Jan 3rd 27 year old William S Paley becomes CBS pres

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Jan 3rd Bradman scores 112 v England at MCG - his 1st Test century

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 5th Coup by King Alexander in South Slavia
  • Jan 6th Alexander I establishes a royal dictatorship in Yugoslavia

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Jan 6th Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin a her work amongst India's poorest and diseased people.

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • Jan 7th "Buck Rogers", 1st sci-fi comic strip, premieres
  • Jan 7th "Tarzan", one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appears
  • Jan 8th 1st telephone connection between Netherlands & West-Indies
  • Jan 8th CBS radio network buys WABC in NYC
  • Jan 9th Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown's musical "Follow Thru" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 9th KDB-AM in Santa Barbara CA begins radio transmissions
  • Jan 10th Elmer Rice's "Street Scene," premieres in NYC
  • Jan 12th Seatrain (RR cars on ships) service begins, New Orleans-Havana
  • Jan 13th Humanist Society established, Hollywood, California
  • Jan 14th Afghan King Amanullah forced to resign
  • Jan 17th Popeye makes 1st appearance, in comic strip "Thimble Theater"
  • Jan 18th "NY Daily Mirror" columnist Walter Winchell debuts on radio

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Jan 18th Stalin proposes to ban Trotsky from the Politburo

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • Jan 19th Acadia National Park, Maine established
  • Jan 19th Clas Thunberg skates world record 500m in 42.8 sec
  • Jan 20th 1st feature talking motion picture taken outdoors, "In Old Arizona"
  • Jan 21st Robert Sherriff's "Journey's End" premieres in London
  • Jan 25th Bradman scores 340* for NSW v Victoria, 488 mins, 38 fours
  • Jan 26th Indian National Congress proclaims goal for India's independence
  • Jan 28th 22nd Women's Australian Championships: Daphne Akhurst beats Louise Bickerton (6-1, 5-7, 6-2)
  • Jan 28th 22nd Men's Australian Championships: Colin Gregory beats Richard Schlesinger (6-2, 6-2, 5-7, 7-5)
  • Jan 29th Seeing Eye Guide Dog organization forms in USA
  • Jan 31st Erich Maria Remarque publishes "Im Westen nichts Neues" in Berlin

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Jan 31st Leon Trotsky expelled from Russia to Turkey

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • Feb 1st 1st clean & jerk of 400 lbs (182 kg), Charles Rigoulet, 402½ lbs
  • Feb 1st "The Broadway Melody" directed by Harry Beaumont and starring Bessie Love is released. 1st film with sound to win an Oscar (Outstanding Picture 1930)
  • Feb 3rd Revolutionary Socialist Party forms in Amsterdam
  • Feb 4th Archie Jackson scores 164 in Test Cricket debut v England at Adelaide
  • Feb 5th Jimmy Hatlo's "They'll Do It Every Time" cartoon debuts in SF
  • Feb 6th Rudy Vallee recorded "Deep Night"
  • Feb 8th KOY-AM in Phoenix Arizona begins radio transmissions
  • Feb 9th USSR, Estonia, Latvia, Poland & Romania sign Litvinov's Pact, providing for renunciation of war among its signatories
  • Feb 10th Bishop Stephen Alencastre dedicates the beautiful Romanesque church of Saint Patrick in Honolulu
  • Feb 11th Eugene O'Neill's "Dynamo" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 11th Vatican City (world's smallest country) made an enclave of Rome
  • Feb 12th Karst Leemburg wins Dutch 11 cities skate (11:30)
  • Feb 13th Cruiser Act, USA, approves the construction of 19 new cruisers & an aircraft carrier
  • Feb 13th Vladimir Mayakofsky's "Klop" premieres in Moscow

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Feb 14th St Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, 7 gangsters killed, allegedly on Al Capone's orders

Gangster Al Capone
Gangster
Al Capone
  • Feb 16th KID-AM in Idaho Falls ID begins radio transmissions
  • Feb 18th The first Academy Awards are announced.
  • Feb 19th Medical diathermy machine 1st used, Schenectady, NY
  • Feb 20th American Samoa organizes as territory of US
  • Feb 20th Red Sox announce they will play Sunday games at Braves Field

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Feb 26th US Pres Calvin Coolidge establishes Grand Teton National Park

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • Feb 27th Turkey signs Litvinov-pact
  • Feb 28th Chic Black Hawks lose record NHL 15th straight game at home
  • Mar 2nd Chicago Black Hawks shut-out for NHL record 8th straight game
  • Mar 2nd Congress creates Court of Customs & Patent Appeals
  • Mar 4th Charles Curtis (R-Kansas) becomes 1st native American VP

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Mar 4th Herbert Hoover inaugurated as 31st US President

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Mar 6th Turkey & Bulgaria sign friendship treaty
  • Mar 8th US worker union commission reports of slavery in Liberia
  • Mar 9th Marcel Pagnol's "Marius" premieres in Paris
  • Mar 13th Bradman scores 123 Aust v England at MCG, his 2nd Test Cricket century
  • Mar 16th WHP-AM in Harrisburg PA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 17th General Motors acquires German auto manufacturer Adam Opel
  • Mar 17th Spanish dictator Primo de Rivera closes university of Madrid
  • Mar 18th Dmitri Shostakovitch's "The new Babylon" premieres in Leningrad
  • Mar 22nd KIT-AM in Yakima WA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 22nd USCG vessel sank Canadian schooner suspected of carrying liquor
  • Mar 22nd 88th Grand National: Robert W. H. Everett aboard Gregalach wins
  • Mar 23rd 1st telephone installed in White House
  • Mar 27th US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • Mar 27th US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • Mar 28th Democratic constitution goes into effect in Ecuador
  • Mar 29th Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep NY Rangers in 2 games
  • Apr 1st Austrian government of Ignaz Seipel falls
  • Apr 1st Doorne's trailer factory in Einsdhoven Netherlands opens
  • Apr 1st Louie Marx introduces Yo-Yo
  • Apr 1st Luis Buñuel releases "Un Chien Andalou" 24-minute film
  • Apr 1st Morehouse College, Spellman College & Atlanta University affiliate
  • Apr 3rd Persia agrees to Litvinov Pact
  • Apr 3rd RMS Queen Mary is ordered from John Brown & Company Shipbuilding and Engineering by Cunard Line.
  • Apr 4th "New Moon" musical opens in London
  • Apr 4th 1st AAU Greco-Roman wrestling championships held
  • Apr 5th Lithuania signs Litvinov-pact

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Apr 8th Indian Independence Movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest.

Indian Independence Fighter Bhagat Singh
Indian Independence Fighter
Bhagat Singh
  • Apr 11th KLO-AM in Ogden UT begins radio transmissions
  • Apr 11th Loetafoon celluloid film system demonstrated in Amsterdam
  • Apr 16th Cleve Indian Earl Averill, becomes 1st AL to hit a HR on 1st at bat
  • Apr 16th NY Yankees become 1st team to wear uniform numbers
  • Apr 18th Palace for People's industry in Amsterdam devastated by fire
  • Apr 19th 33rd Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:33:08.6
  • Apr 24th 1st non-stop England to India flight takes-off
  • Apr 24th Thorvald Stauning becomes premier of Denmark
  • Apr 26th 1st non-stop England to India flight lands
  • Apr 30th Earnest Streeruwitz becomes chancellor of Austria
  • May 1st Brooklyn's Johnny Finn sets 100 yard sack race in 14.4 seconds
  • May 1st Farm workers strike begins in East-Groningen
  • May 1st Police kill 19 Mayday demonstrators in Berlin

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May 2nd Billie Holiday (14) and her mother are arrested for prostitution following a raid of a brothel in Harlem

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday
  • May 3rd Prussia bans anti-fascists

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May 4th Lou Gehrig hits 3 consecutive HRs, Yankees 11, Tigers 9

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • May 6th AL announces it will discontinue MVP award
  • May 6th NY to SF footrace begins
  • May 8th Jan Mayen island, 500 km NNE of Iceland, incorporated into Norway
  • May 8th NY Giant Carl Hubbell no-hits Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-0
  • May 9th WJW-AM in Cleveland Ohio begins radio transmissions
  • May 10th 54th Preakness: Louis Schaefer aboard Dr Freeland wins in 2:01.6

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May 10th 64th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Muirfield Gullane

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • May 11th 1st regularly scheduled TV broadcasts (3 nights per week)
  • May 11th Dr Annie Webb Blanton forms Delta Kappa Gamma Society in Austin Tx
  • May 12th Pulitzer prize awarded to Julia Peterkin (Scarlet Sister Mary)
  • May 15th Fire in X-ray film stock kills 125 at Crile Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • May 16th 1st Academy Awards - "Wings", Emil Jennings & Janet Gaynor wins
  • May 18th 55th Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee on Clyde Van Dusen wins in 2:10.8
  • May 18th Dodgers beat Phillies 20-16 & lost 8-6 in 2nd game (record 50 runs)
  • May 19th Cloudburst causes stampede in Yankee Stadium crushes 2 people to death

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May 19th General Feng Yu-Xiang of China declares war on Chiang Kai-shek government

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • May 21st Automatic electric stock quotation board installed, NYC
  • May 21st Sergei Prokoviev's ballet "Prodigal Son" premieres in Paris
  • May 24th Detroit Tigers beats Chicago White Sox, 6-5, in 21 innings
  • May 27th 2nd Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland, 7-5 at Moortown, England
  • May 28th 1st all color talking picture "On With the Show" exhibited (NYC)
  • May 30th Indianapolis 500: Ray Keech wins in 5:07:25.458 (157.048 km/h)
  • May 31st Atlantic City Convention Center opens
  • Jun 3rd 1st trade show at Atlantic City Convention Center (electric light)
  • Jun 3rd Chile and Peru sign the Treaty of Lima, finally resolving their border dispute from the War of the Pacific (1879–83). Chile keeps Arica and Peru regains Tacna.
  • Jun 3rd 34th Men's French Championships: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (6-3, 2-6, 6-0, 2-6, 8-6)

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Jun 3rd 34th Women's French Championships: Helen Wills Moody beats Simonne Mathieu (6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody

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Jun 4th George Eastman demonstrates 1st technicolor movie (Rochester NY)

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman
  • Jun 5th Ramsey MacDonald forms minority Labour government in Britain
  • Jun 7th Margaret Bondfield becomes 1st British female cabinet minister (Labour)
  • Jun 7th Vatican City becomes a sovereign state
  • Jun 8th 61st Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Blue Larkspur wins in 2:32.8
  • Jun 8th Venezuelan rebel Rafael Urbina overthrows Fort Amsterdam, Curacao kidnap governor Fruytier
  • Jun 9th Venezuelan rebel Urbina lets Dutch/Curacaose hostages free
  • Jun 14th Prussia & Vatican sign Concord
  • Jun 15th 1st time NY curb stock exchange transacts more business than NY Exch
  • Jun 16th Otto E Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (NY to SF, 4165 miles in 183 days)
  • Jun 22nd Mel Ott (Giants) homers off Leo Sweetland (Phillies) in doubleheader
  • Jun 25th President Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)
  • Jun 26th ENKA/Vereinigte Glanzstoff Factory merge AKU (Genl Kunstzijde Union)
  • Jun 27th 1st color TV demo (NYC)
  • Jun 27th President Paul Von Hindenburg refuses to pay German debt of WW I
  • Jun 29th 1st high-speed jet wind tunnel completed Langley Field Ca
  • Jun 29th 31.1°C (88°F) highest temperature on this day in De Bilt
  • Jun 29th Mexico & Vatican sign Concord

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Jun 30th 33rd US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 294 at Winged Foot CC NY

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • Jul 1st US Immigration law of 1924 in effect
  • Jul 1st US cartoonist Elzie Segar creates "Popeye"
  • Jul 3rd Dunlop Latex Development Laboratories made foam rubber
  • Jul 4th AM radio station WOWO, Indiana's transmitter burns down
  • Jul 5th 42nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-1 6-2)
  • Jul 5th WOWO-AM, Indiana returns to air, 1 day after transmitter burns down
  • Jul 6th St Louis has 2, 10 run innings & beats Phillies 28-6
  • Jul 6th 49th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Henri Cochet beats Jean Borotra (6-4 6-3 6-4)
  • Jul 7th Romania & Vatican sign concord
  • Jul 10th In game between Pirates & Phillies 9 HRs hit 1 in each inning
  • Jul 10th US issues newer, smaller-sized paper currency
  • Jul 15th 1st airport hotel opens-Oakland Ca
  • Jul 17th USSR breaks diplomatic relations with China
  • Jul 23rd The Fascist government in Italy bans the use of foreign words.
  • Jul 24th NY to SF foot race ends (2½ months) winner is 60 year old Monteverde
  • Jul 24th President Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounces war
  • Jul 27th Dike of Wieringermeerpolder finished
  • Jul 28th Chicago Cardinals become 1st NFL team to train out of state (Mich)
  • Jul 28th 24th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2)
  • Jul 28th 23rd Tour de France won by Maurice De Waele of Belgium
  • Jul 31st Aristide Briand becomes premier of France for the 6th time
  • Aug 2nd Phillies Don Hurst sets NL record of 6 consecutive games with a HR
  • Aug 4th 60,000 SA'ers/SS'ers march by Munich
  • Aug 4th Indians, in 9th with 2 outs score 9 to beat Yanks 14-6
  • Aug 4th Jones Beach in NY opens
  • Aug 7th Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms Dutch government
  • Aug 7th Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games
  • Aug 7th Jo Baer (born Josephine Kleinberg), Seattle USA, American artist
  • Aug 8th German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight
  • Aug 8th Salem Oregon airport dedicated
  • Aug 10th Grover Alexander beats Phils 7-1 for his 373rd & last NL win

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Aug 11th Babe Ruth becomes 1st to hit 500 homers (off Willis Hudlin of Cleve)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Aug 11th Persia & Iraq sign friendship treaty
  • Aug 11th Russian-Chinese border fights
  • Aug 14th Jewish Agency for Palestine forms
  • Aug 20th 1st airship flight around Earth flying eastward completed
  • Aug 21st Chicago Cardinals become 1st pro football team to train out of town
  • Aug 23rd Arabs attack Jews in Israel
  • Aug 24th Palestinians attack orthodox Jews in Jerusalem
  • Aug 24th Turkey & Persia signs friendship treaty
  • Aug 24th 43rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Phoebe Holcroft Watson (6-4, 6-2)
  • Aug 25th Graf Zeppelin passes over SF for LA after trans-Pacific voyage
  • Aug 26th First US roller coaster built
  • Aug 28th Frank Woolley scores his 100th first-class hundred
  • Aug 29th German airship Graf Zeppelin ends a round-the-world flight

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Aug 29th Aviator Anne Morrow Lindbergh makes her first solo flight

Aviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • Sep 2nd Unilever forms by merger of Margarine Union & Lever Bros
  • Sep 2nd WOR (NYC) ends affiliation with CBS radio network
  • Sep 3rd Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches all time high of 381.17, to be shortly followed by the Crash of 1929.
  • Sep 5th French premier A Briand requests a US of Europe
  • Sep 11th SF Mayor Rolph inaugurates new pedestrian traffic light system
  • Sep 14th A's clinch AL pennant with a 5-0 win over White Sox
  • Sep 14th 49th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Francis Hunter (3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4)